Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Democrat honored for party service

Betty Murphy wins Dottie Stimpson Award

Express Staff Writer

Betty Murphy

Ketchum resident Betty Murphy has been honored by the Idaho Democratic Women's Caucus for her many years of service to the party.

Murphy was presented with the caucus's Dottie Stimpson Award at the Frank and Bethine Church Dinner in Boise on Sunday. According to the caucus, the honor is given to a woman who has shown remarkable passion for, leadership in and perseverance regarding the Democratic Party.

"I was really honored, very surprised," Murphy said Monday.

Murphy has been with the caucus since 1994, and currently serves as the Region 5 director, representing eight counties in south-central Idaho. She has worked extensively with Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum, as well as former state Sen. Clint Stennett and current state Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum.

Murphy said one of her proudest accomplishments was running the caucus for 1,500 people in 2008 and helping to elect a Democratic president.

"Having Obama win was a highlight," she said.

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